Whitecliffe MFA very recent graduates (January 2017) Anita Frost and Sam Dollimore are prize winners in the 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards. Both Sam and Anita were awarded prizes for their drawing works: Anita’s drawing, Drawing of the alphabet was awarded the Craigs Investment Partners Youth Art Award of $2,500 and Sam’s ink drawing (who’s to blame for these) Terrible Manhandles was awarded the Gordon Harris Merit Award of $500.00. Drawing is a significant dimension of both these artists’ art practices.
Noel Ivanoff, Director of Whitecliffe’s MFA programme explains that, “For Anita the process of inscription and reiteration of simple forms through drawing and construction becomes a means with which to test the limits of language and form, and for Sam, the insistent and emphatic mark making that produces these drawings is as much the subject of her work as the sensual and often sexually ambiguous contours of form it produces.”
“Prizes for young and emerging artists such as the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards are invaluable to sustaining and encouraging cultural and artistic excellence in New Zealand, and as art educators, we are grateful for the recognition and support they and their sponsors give to the visual arts in particular.”
Finalists for the awards also included MFA graduates Alex Matthews, Rose Meyer, Barbara Smith and BFA graduates Janet Mazenier and Claudia Dunes.
Whitecliffe congratulates the 2017 winners on their success.
For more information, please visit the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award website.
(Photo: Anita Frost with Jon Murie of Craigs Investment Partners)